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Old 09-24-2009, 02:38 PM   #1
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Problem: Installing Ubuntu Netbook Remix on Acer Aspire One running Linpus Linux Lite


Hi,

I have a problem!

I would like to install Ubuntu Netbook Remix on my Acer Aspire One. My current OS is Linpus Linux Lite.

I have downloaded "ubuntu-9.04-netbook-remix-i386.img", checked the integrity using md5sum and then copied the image to a usb using the "dd" command.

I start the Acer with the USB plugged in and press F12 when prompted. I boot from the USB.

I get prompted to select a language which I select. The next screen is a menu.

1st time, I selected to install the remix. The screen changed to show the ubuntu logo. The screen then faded to black and then ... nothing! After 40 minutes I powered down and started again.

2nd time, I selected to "try the remix without making changes to my computer". The next screen produced a command line but I don't know what I am expected to type!

Please can someone give me a step-by-step guide to how I can install the remix?

Thanks in advance,
Wodehouse
 
Old 09-25-2009, 07:00 AM   #2
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did the command line have the word 'busybox' on the left?
 
Old 09-25-2009, 10:49 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.

Yes, the command line had "busybox" on the left.
 
Old 09-25-2009, 07:25 PM   #4
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Ok, well that means it didn't get as far as booting the kernel. I reckon that is because you used the dd method for the creation of the usb key. Try this: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 10-02-2009, 12:31 PM   #5
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Thanks for suggesting unetbootin. Initially,unetbootin appeared to be working (i.e. it was writing files to the USB) however I was unable to boot from it.

After some reading on the web, I found out that I needed to run unetbootin as root. Although, I was still unable to create a bootable version of UNR from the .IMG file I was able to create a bootable USB from the ubuntu 9.04 desktop version .ISO file.

The desktop version appears to be working well and I must admit that I prefer it to Linpus Linux Lite.
 
Old 10-03-2009, 12:34 PM   #6
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hmm, interesting. Are you running unetbootin from the netbook? just curious. Out of interest, I am running eeebuntu 3.0 which is essentially ubuntu jaunty. I tried the netbook remix of eeebuntu, not impressed, I feel it hides functionality to some degree. I'm running the standard version now, much better! of course, YMMV...
 
Old 10-06-2009, 03:01 AM   #7
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Yes - I was running unetbootin on my netbook.
 
Old 10-06-2009, 11:04 AM   #8
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I haven't tried that, though I do know that some netbooks support for USB is not great, and it's a bit messy. What might be interesting to do is see if the partition on the usb key is marked with a bootable flag, if not, the system will not boot from it. Gparted is a nice program to check this with.
 
  


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